It was Eid day and the prayer had just been completed in the large, brightly lit hall the Muslim communtiy usually rented for the occasion. There were hugs, smiles, shouts of "Eid Mubarak!" and affection galore as Muslims, men and women, dressed in their best, revelled in the joy of the occasion.
Making Eid the joyous celebration it's supposed to be isn't just the responsibility of individuals and families. It's also the Masjid's job. Here are seven activities mosques can organize that can help make Eid special.
Initially, 75,000,000 Eid stamps were printed when it was first issued by the U.S. Post Office. In order for the stamps to become part of the annual permanent holiday issue printing, they need to sell out for three issue years. This is an appeal to support America's first Eid stamp.
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